A database of 100,000 happy moments was recently crowdsourced over 3 months on Amazon Mechanical Turk where workers were asked to describe happy moments of the past 24 hours. The Happy Amazon Turker bot tweets those moments.
Amazon’s Mechanical Turkers (and similar services) are responsible for labeling many datasets used in machine learning. Who are those people who annotate images and participate in large psychological predictive experiments?
Where is the boundary of labor, data collection, and personal information?